By Jake Shipe, resident director DEVOTIONAL: The theme for this year’s Lenten Devotions asks the question, what does it mean for us to be the created and recreated images of God? How may we become authentically human?
By Jessica Gotwals, a junior nursing major from Telford, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: For the past three summers I have worked as a camp counselor. This was simultaneously the most flattering experience and the most humbling experience I’ve ever had.
By Chris Kauffman, campus nurse DEVOTIONAL: I remember a Palm Sunday celebration in Guatemala several years ago, where the worship was filled with festivity. The marimba music was playing as we arrived, the dirt floor was covered with pine needles that filled the room with a sweet aroma, and bright colors of woven cloth draped … Keep reading »
By Jennifer Speight, a senior English major from Cleveland, Ohio THIS WEEK’S THEME: Hosanna DEVOTIONAL: HOSANNA! Do you ever wonder what that really means? We sing it in praise songs, we read it in the Gospels. But do we live it? Do we know it? Do we know Him?
By Adriel Santiago, a senior communication and theater double major from Souderton, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: While reading today’s Scripture, I find myself asking, why is Jesus so disturbed? The word “disturbed” in v.33 and v.38 is embrimáomai, which can be literally translated to something like, “to snort with anger.”
By Ruth Hochstetler, Good Library day circulation supervisor DEVOTIONAL: Recently, the local Goshen community was shocked by the tragic death of Karlee, a 7-year-old girl who was killed when her father’s gun accidentally fell and fired. Karlee was a member of the church I attend and her death deeply affected our congregation. We grieved with … Keep reading »
By Matt Helmuth, a sophomore Bible and religion major from Elkhart, Ind. DEVOTIONAL: I imagine the psalmist crying out from a crevasse, wide and deep, seemingly without bottom. Standing precariously on a ledge, the psalmist’s voice goes out – loud and desperate – and returns in a multiplicity of echoes, having bounced off the surrounding … Keep reading »
By Isaac Yoder-Shrock, a third year physics major from Moundridge, Kan. DEVOTIONAL: One of my classes this semester is structured as a discussion and research class that is situated at an academic crossroads between the fields of science and religion. In the class discussions, we probe questions of human existence, validity of philosophical arguments and … Keep reading »
By Ana Yoder, a senior music major from Elkhart THIS WEEK’S THEME: I wait for the Lord DEVOTIONAL: The theme for this week’s devotionals is “I wait for the Lord.” It strikes me that we spend much of our time finding the most efficient ways to accomplish daily tasks and avoid waiting. We hope the … Keep reading »
By Nate Manning, a junior interdisciplinary major from Middleville, Mich. DEVOTIONAL: When I read today’s passage, I think of the beautiful song written by John Newton. Amazing Grace has been sung in churches all over the world since it was penned in the 1760s. The particular line that stands out is “how precious did that … Keep reading »